Mary Ann Thompson-Frenk is a humanitarian, published writer, human rights advocate, environmental activist, and international speaker.
As co-founder and president of the Dallas-based nonprofit, Memnosyne Institute—Mary Ann is on a life mission to help communities around the world navigate the pros and cons of globalization. She told the publication, Informante DFW—-“we live in a globalized socieity… where you just can’t think of things locally…. Because what you do in one place of the world…affects another side directly.”
Her institute serves as a catalyst by creating local, national, and international collaborations to bridge economic, racial, religious, cultural and genders divides.
Mary Ann has been recognized around the world for her contributions including her work on several boards of directors. She has also spoken on forums at the United Nations, the White House, and parliament of world religions to name a few.
In 2018 she was recognized with the Inspirique award at Harvard University and presented the Civic Pioneer award at the United Nations.
Congratulations Mary Ann Thompson-Frenk, 2020 Immigrant Spirit Award winner!